The C8 bus blog

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The C8 has just received a service from my mate who's a Pug mechanic ,it's had all the filters replaced and the brakes checked and it was given a clean bill of health. It's running without fault and is returning impressive mpg for the size. It's had a few runs to the coast recently to stretch it's legs. Overall totally happy with it and every drive really is a pleasure.

Mark

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Sounds like it's turning out to be a good car Mark.

I'll get it's a damn site comfier then the Berlingo was as well.

Has the 406 Coupe still got a place in the garage?

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The 406 coupe's still here David but not in the garage as it's storage for stuff. Running nice though.

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The C8 is out of action for a while due to a faulty rear caliper so the 406 will be taking over duties for a while ,maybe longer as i find it so cosseting when you drive it .We'll see what the future holds .

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It is a nice looking car, lovely things to drive, more luxurious than the Synergie/806 and at that age shouldn't be troubled with many of the problems that the earlier ones are now suffering. Given it's age and condition I'm certain it would be well out my budget. Good luck with the sale if that's your plan :)

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Thats the plan Ken , if its one vehicle its got to be the 406 . The C8 is a cracking machine and does everything you'd need but driving the 406 really is something else .

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The C8 will be moving on to pastures new tomorrow , replaced by a Landrover Freelander 2 . A little sad to see it go but I've wanted a Freelander since my wife got hers and a with a nice spec Se model available locally at a good price too good to turn down .

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There will be no stopping you now in the forthcoming winter Mark. Is the 406 staying for some fun at times? It's probably worth so little money, even though it will be a good one, you wouldn't want to give it away.

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Mark,

My folks have a Freelander 2, it's the i6 HSE they've got and I'm really, really taken by it. It's a lovely car. My cousins and Aunt n Uncle all have TD4 Freelander 2's as well. They're really well put together cars and they don't suffer any of the stupid faults that the early cars used to suffer. There's a cracking forum out there as well, www.freel2.com.

If you need a tow bar for it then let me know, we've got one here that we bought but never got round to fitting to ours.

Enjoy the new car!

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Thanks for the offer of the towbar David , fortunately its got one fitted . I've been very impressed with the wifes FL2 and after seeing one with a nice specification locally decided to take the plunge .


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I know the Freelanders not French but it does have a French heart , nearing two years of ownership and very happy I am too , it's not needed much other than a pair of rear shockers and a new throttle body due to the old one playing up . It was treated to a full set of Pirelli Scorpion Atr's but we didn't get the weather to test them . It's returning 35mpg on it's mainly local journeys and have seen 47mpg on a good run . There's still room for something French too though so watch this space .

Mark